Sep 192011
 

They say humor is the best medicine. Norman Cousins famously recovered from a heart attack by watching Marx Brothers movies. I could use some humor. Last night I turned on the TV to look for some. I tuned in to the Emmys. There’s always some humor on awards shows. Well, let me tell you in case you missed it, there were jokes a plenty. Unfortunately, none of them were funny. Well, maybe they were. Maybe I’m just too old to get them. Now, that’s really funny, and the joke is on me.

Anyway, I gave up on the Emmys about half-way through and decided to create some humor of my own. At least, that’s what I intended it to be  . . . So, today’s post is a toast . . . to sacred cows.

Sacred Cow — n. informal; a person, institution, custom, etc, unreasonably held to be beyond criticism (or bad jokes).

Sacred cows make the best hamburger.

– Mark Twain

Secretly, the Buddha knew that enlightenment could only be found at Dairy Queen but he was reluctant to reveal the teaching because the people's minds were not ready for it.

 

Surprisingly, few people are aware that the Dalai Lama is also a pulp fiction hero.

 

No one gives a dharma talk quite like Thich Nhat Hanh.

 

Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University, Robert Thurman couldn't help but be frustrated when Ron Artest broke in on his lecture to announce he was changing his name to Metta World Peace.

 

Actually, I do have one sacred cow.

 

  2 Responses to “No Sacred Cows”

  1. GAH!!! Hilarious! Now I have a good reason to head to DQ today. I gave up on the Emmy Show too but certainly didn’t get quite so inspired. Thanks for the uplift to my day! But stay away from my sacred Ox!

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